16 days in California & Nevada Itinerary

16 days in California & Nevada Itinerary

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16 days in California & Nevada Itinerary

Start: Christchurch
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Mammoth Lakes
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Christchurch


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3
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, admire the masterpieces at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and catch some excitement at Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles attractions planning tool .

Christchurch, New Zealand to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 20 hours traveling from Christchurch to Los Angeles. Traveling from Christchurch in August, things will get much warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park

3
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Boulder City to see Hoover Dam about 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, try to win big at Paris Las Vegas, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, and shop like a local with The Strip.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas tour builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 45°C and lows about 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

4
nights
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Mammoth Lakes is known for nature, winter sports, breweries & distilleries, trails, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, hike along Mariposa Grove, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Mammoth Lakes online driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Mammoth Lakes in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in August; daily highs in Mammoth Lakes reach 32°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, stroll around Golden Gate Park, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary site .

You can fly from Mammoth Lakes to San Francisco in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Mammoth Lakes, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 17°C. On the 4th (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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